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May 02, 2019
The Honda Disaster, “The Largest Naval Disaster During Peacetime in U.S. History.”
May 09, 2019
Barn Party (Meet at Fairpark)
May 16, 2019
It's a surprise
May 23, 2019
Woodstock 50 year anniversary
May 30, 2019
Mike Gibson
Jun 06, 2019
SB County Vision program / Past President Laurie Tamura will be "in charge".
Jun 13, 2019
County and City plans / Past President Tim Seifert will be "in charge".
Jun 20, 2019
Past President Shannon Seifert will be "in charge".
Past Speakers
Apr 25, 2019
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MEETING DATE: April 4, 2019
Club President:  Michael Buhring
FLAG SALUTE: Jean-luc Garon
VISITING ROTARIANS: Frank Culley and Tricia Mosby (S.M. Noontime), Rob Flan (Lompoc). Dan Shephard, Ruth Moran, Kelly Boland, Pat Hevalda, Royce & Diane Smith (Guatemala Trip) Tim Begelow and Kiera (S.B. Noontime) *My apologies if I misspelled names. My ears and eyes don't work as well as they used to :)

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Scottie Ortiz, Julie Posada, Peter Kang and Mark Schneider
Ladies Get Loud for CALM: Thursday April 11, 2019 / 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All Rotary tables are now full. CALM is expecting the largest attendance ever. Should be a great event as usual. If you do know of someone that might want to attend or donate to the cause, please contact Mike Gibson for more details.
Nipomo Rotary Golf Tournament:  Monarch Dunes Friday May 3, 2019
LUAU Party & Auction: The date of May 11, 2019 is fast approaching. Kevin Walthers gave everyone an update on all aspects of the upcoming Luau. Dates of interest: April 29 (move in), May 1, 3, 6, & 10 (work days) *Please mark your calendar to be of service on any (or all) of those days.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Kate Ferguson will be opening her home to all members for a wine collection party for the Luau on Thursday April 18 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Paws & Claws Fundraiser: Saturday May 18, 2019. Carol Bradfield has a clipboard for sign-ups.
Aktion Club "Strut & Stroll" Fundraiser: Sunday May 5, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ the Veterans Memorial Culture Center. See Teresa Reyburn for more details. Our club gladly supports this event. A check presentation of $1,000 was given to representative Julie Posada (see above)
Serve Santa Maria: Saturday May 4, 2019. Please contact Jason Stillwell for more information and contact numbers to participate.
Rotary Step Down Party: Mark your calendars. This years step down party will be at the Martin & Debi's home on Saturday June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM. Great food, drinks and dancing will be included. This will surely be a "can't miss" event. More details will follow as we get closer to the event. A tremendous "Thank You" goes to the Testa's for agreeing to host us alllaugh
Jason Francia "Social Media Guru": needs your Rotary pictures (the good kind of course) for our social media/website update. If you have something of interest, please forward them to Jason's e-mail.
CASA Fundraiser: Toyota of Santa Maria is helping CASA raise funds for their very worthy organization. It involves 10,000 rubber ducks and a race to the finish. The cost is $5.00 per duck and can be purchased through our club. Contact Mike Buhring if you would like to participate.
Rotary Scholarship Committee: Mike Gibson needs club members to help with this year's scholarship committee. It includes lots of applications, reading and your valued opinion. If you're interested in being a part of a very rewarding project, please contact Mike Gibson to sign up.
B & G Club 39th Annual Auction Gala: This year the event will be held on Friday April 26, 2019. Tickets are selling fast, so if you would like to attend please see Roberto Rodriguez for more details.
Shannon Seifert (Rotarian of the Month): bragged in absentia .61 cents toward her husband Tim's 61st birthday! If she knew that she could do it for free this month, she probably would have changed it to $61,000,000 insteadcheeky. Congrats on the honor Shannon. It's well deserved
Gary Nemetz: Gary is very proud to be a member of our club and enjoys living on the central coast. Everywhere he goes, he sees many friends that he's met since he and his wife moved here a couple of years ago. That was worth $50.
Dan Blough: can see again! He recently recovered from cataract surgery done by the Shepherd Eye Center. He bragged $25 because his wallet is a little light after the pricey surgery, but he's extremely happy to be able to night drive again.
Jim Peterson: bragged on Martin & Debi Testa for hosting a great Rotating dinner at their home last Friday evening. $25
Michelle Jensen: Applauded Mark Jackson for transporting her RYLA students to a convention. She also bragged on Larry's son's wedding that was held at the Dancing Deer Farm (she highly recommends). She's also looking forward to tax season coming to an end very soon. $30
Andy Caldwell: was very honored to have COLAB receive an award from the Strawberry Council. More importantly, Andy uses daily conditioner in his hair (if he didn't, his hair would actually be extremely straight and hang down in his eyes)wink Congratulations Andy!! $50
Jason Francia: Last month's Rotarian of the Month was so used to giving out free brags that he decided to pay for one this time. He had a big thank you to his father-in-law Rich Koval for helping he and his wife purchase a new home. By the way, the baby is due in 12 days! $25
 No Fines This Week (no one's complaining)
Guatemala Trip
Mark Jackson
 This morning our program was presented by our very own Mark Jackson. Mark and his fellow volunteer Rotarians traveled to Guatemala to continue work on a new school site that has been the project focus for the last couple of years. On this trip the main goal consisted of building rebar cages that would fit into the newly dug foundation trenches. In addition to helping with construction, our Rotarians also worked closely with the local citizens and their children. Much needed educational supplies were also brought by the volunteers so that they can be used by the students during school time. Everyone there is so appreciative of the help that the volunteers bring to their much needed community. Even though the time spent was relatively short, friendship bonds and close relationships were formed that created memories that will last a lifetime. In conclusion, Mark emphasized the importance of projects such as this and asked all members to possibly consider joining the group next year when they travel back there once again. This project is truly an example of "Service Above Self"
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